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Augusta Locally Grown: The Market is Open at Augusta Locally Grown
THIS WEEK’S MARKET ADMINISTRATOR:
Big hugs to Leslie Carson of Luna Bug Soaps. She will fill in as market administrator while I’m out of town from Oct 21-Nov 1. Please contact her if you have any questions or concerns about your order. She’s at 706-627-5627. Or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gwinnett Locally Grown: The Market is Open
This week absolutely flew by – but I accomplished a good number of things and hope you all had a productive week also.
A couple of Updates:
Freshly Made Breads has decided to leave the Market. Irma and Jerry served us faithfully for these last 3 years and we wish them well.
Mary Drisdell, the owner of Patchwork Pastures will now supply you with grains, flours and legumes. Her baked goods not only look amazing but truly are melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Try any variety of her delectable Scones or my personal favorite Pecan Cinnamon Rolls – I get them for my niece because I am gluten free, but the aroma is unbelievable and Cody RAVES about the taste – and I am jealous! I can vouch for her tasty Granola and the awesome Granola Bars! Last week, for those of you who missed it, she had samples of her delicious Pumpkin Bread. If you have something special you would like for Mary to bake, please put it in the Comment Section of your order and I will be sure that she gets the info. I’m not committing her to make it, but I am sure that she will contact you to let you whether or not it is possible.
Farmer Brown assured me last week that he will have more veggies available this week and next week, the beets should be ready! Thanks, Ricky! We are all looking forward to more veggies! Anyone for making some Beet Kvass? I promise to feature it for tasting the week after beets are available.
On the Veggie subject – because our Market is small and growing, it is difficult to attract another vendor for the veggies that Ricky (Farmer Brown) will not be providing. I have been negotiating with Tony at the Veggie Patch. My first request to join the Market was turned down due to the time commitment of bagging and tagging and the small size of the Market. I went back to Tony today and convinced him that we could make it work with some changes since he has another customer he delivers to in this vicinity on Tuesday morning. He is taking the proposition back to the owner of the Farm and I will know next week. If we do get a 4 week trial with them and it doesn’t work we are fortunate THAT
Rancho Alegre has a new Farmer! Welcome to RaShauld Mincey! RaShauld comes to us as a graduate of the Urban Farming Program offered by Truly Living Well. His first task is to completely re-vamp the garden area – I have heard rumors that it is going to be fabulous! I know that he has all kinds of seeds and seedlings for some tasty winter veggies and greens! The most fabulous part is he is going to offer his produce to us at Gwinnett Locally Grown! So in a short amount of time, you will be able to order your veggies on line and then take a stroll to the garden to see where your food was grown! I will be sneaking a peek to see what’s happening before Market pickup on Tuesday and will keep everyone up to date! Make those veggies grow RaShauld!
There is still time to let me know you would like to order Salmon from The Wild Salmon Company. We are still below our minimum required – so I am hoping you will pass this along to friends and family so that we can take advantage of this great deal. Please call me at 404-432-4337 for more info! This is a once a year opportunity – so don’t miss it! It is $12 per pound. It comes packaged in 10 or 20 pound boxes. Inside you will find, cryo-packed packages contained 2 filets each, with a weight of between 12 and 16 oz per package – A perfect serving size for 2 people! I am doing my best to match people who want just a few pounds to come to a 20lb total. I am working with Heidi at the company and will let you know when we can log into the website to actually order.
Need eggs? Please put your order in the Comment Section!
Kefir grains or Kits should be requested in the Comment Section of the ordering form.
Thank you all for your support and patience as I do my best to serve you by growing the Market and providing you with Nutrient Dense Food choices and resources to feed you and your families! I appreciate you all! And thank you to Rancho Alegre Farm who is our Farm Partner and our sponsor!
The Market is OPEN, so scoot on down and put in your order. It will be waiting for you to pickup on Tuesday! Hmmm, I wonder what Mary will be showcasing and offering samples of this week?
Republican Valley Produce: RVP- The Market is Open
Here to let you know, we haven’t blown away! All the fall colors are now gone, but the new fall and winter colored produce is looking great!
Orders are due by 5 pm on Sunday
Suwanee Whole Life Co-op: Suwanee Market is OPEN for orders
The market is now open for ordering!
Look for Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas from Covenant Family Farms! My kids have had so much fun shelling pink eye peas. Very similar to black eye peas but a milder flavor. Makes a great side dish and is high in Vitamin B and folate!
Market closes Sunday at 5pm
Have a great weekend!
Karen Childress: Tomorrow at the market (10/20)
Be sure to leave time to visit Art in the Park at the storytelling center (starts at 10am) after the market! It is the 4th annual judged and juried fine art show—and you’ll see a number of familiar market faces there!
Remember: Market hours are 9-12 for October.
The Blue Ridge Bakery Boys…this group got its start at the Brevard, NC farmers market, and we are pleased to welcome them for their Jonesborough Market debut!
Things to look for at tomorrow’s market (not a complete list, but a good representation!):
Pumpkins! All shapes & sizes…orange, white and bumpy ones too.
Pears—Bartlett and Bosch
Candy roaster squash
Acorn and other fall squash
Fresh & dried chili peppers
Sweet and hot peppers
Shiitake mushrooms—dried and some fresh shiitake (limited quantity)
Daikon Radish microgreens
Baby bok choi
From the farm
Goat Cheese, plain and flavored, Colby and Feta
Lamb cuts and sausage
From the kitchen
Jams, jellies & apple butter
Hot fresh coffee
Away this week
Sentelle’s sausage (back on the 27th)
David Cook (photography) and Bear Anderson (Grizzwood) will be at Art in the Park
Poll for loyal readers: Do you prefer today’s general list format, or one listing farm-by-farm availability? Let us know!
See you tomorrow!
Conway, AR: CLG Pickup TODAY at 4pm! Bring glass jars!
This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.
Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, and bags for ordered items.
See you this afternoon. Have a great day!
Athens Locally Grown: Availability for November 18
Athens Locally Grown: Availability for October 14
It’ll be just a quick “opening bell” email from me tonight. The biggest news of the week is that Athens Locally Grown has finally been approved to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program EBT cards! I say “finally” because I’ve been trying for almost five years, as soon as the USDA approved EBT use at farmers markets, to get ALG accepted into the program. I could go on at length about the bureaucratic odyssey I’ve undergone, but the important thing is we have been accepted. We can’t yet accept EBT payments, however! We still have to get the accounts set up and the equipment in place. I’m hopeful that we’ll have everything we need by the time the Athens Farmers Market (both locations began accepting EBT payments this season) closes for the year next month. If I can make that happen, then there will be an uninterrupted opportunity for those needing EBT to obtain fresh, locally grown food. Athens Locally Grown is not yet part of the Wholesome Wave program (a non-profit that doubles the value of SNAP money spent at farmers markets), but I’ve enquired about becoming a part of it in 2011. I’ll keep you all informed!
Athens Locally Grown Hunter’s Moon Feast: October 23, Saturday, at Boann’s Banks (Royston, Franklin County)
“The October full moon has been known as the “Hunter’s Moon” for millennia, and was a time of feasting throughout the Northern hemisphere. We revive the notion here with a day of feasting at Boann’s Banks (the farm of Athens Locally Grown managers Chris and Eric Wagoner) on the banks of the Broad River outside Royston. It’ll be a low-key affair, without any farm work for you to do. Just good food and drink (Eric will prepare a variety of dishes using locally grown vegetables and locally raised meats, and perhaps brew an adult beverage. There’s also the likelihood of home-brewed beer, and the possibility of good live music. There’ll certainly be good company (all of you), and a river to splash in. There’s even some camping space, for those who really want to enjoy the moon. Come any time, but I’ll be aiming for 2pm to have the BBQ and other dishes ready. Stay as long as you’d like, even into Sunday. Nights are chilly, though, so bring a tent if you’re wanting to do that. There is no charge for Locally Grown members and their families. We do ask that you bring a dish to share, and if it’s made from Locally Grown ingredients, so much the better." You can make your reservations for the feast on the Market page of the website, under the Event Reservations category.
The Athens Farmers Market is held every Saturday morning at Bishop Park from 8am to noon and every Tuesday evening at Little Kings downtown. It’s a totally separate entity from Athens Locally Grown, but you’ll find many of the same growers at both. And of course, you can learn more about that market on their website.
Also, Watkinsville has a thriving farmers market every Saturday morning, behind the Eagle Tavern. And further east, Comer has a nice little market Saturday mornings as well. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!
We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!
Athens Locally Grown: Availability for September 30
Athens Locally Grown: Availability for September 16